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The pace at which the storage industry is adopting denser and faster 3D NAND has quickened; it is expected to exceed 30% of flash bit shipments by the end of 2016.
SSDs are being sized up at a dizzying pace, and Samsung is intensifying the race with its highest-capacity 32TB SSD.
Lenovo is developing an SSD storage board with a monstrous 48TB capacity, and the company plans to release it by the middle of next year.
Nobody expected this: Seagate has announced a monster 60TB solid-state drive -- the highest capacity SSD to date -- that could ship next year.
Micron announced its first 3D NAND chip for mobile devices with the goal of cramming more storage into handsets, and maybe reducing reliance on SD card slots.
Intel won't be the only company selling super fast SSDs based on the new 3D Xpoint storage and memory technology; other storage companies will also offer them with technology provided by Micron.
Toshiba's been lagging in the race to raise storage capacity in solid-state drives, but has taken a step forward with its new 7.68TB ZD6000 SSD.
The company's new Radeon R3 SSDs start at $40.99 and have capacities from 120GB to 960GB.
Intel promised super fast and high-capacity SSDs with 3D NAND chips last year, and the company announces the first of those drives Thursday.
Intel's solid-state drives could be poised for a big jump in capacity and speed with new 3D flash chips coming from Micron.